Monday, June 02, 2003

Two important things
happened in the Professor's life in the month of June.

First off, in June, 1900, he, along with his mother and his younger brother Hilary, was received into the Catholic Church. He was eight years old.
Second, in June, 1915, he took First Class Honours in Language and Literature at Oxford. This meant the opportunity to have an academic career was pretty much assured for young Mr. Tolkien- provided, of course, that he survived the First World War....


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